Author Archives: adelewagstaff

Still Life Exhibition: In Quiet Contemplation

I will be showing a new collection of still life paintings next month at the Meditatio Centre, the gallery is upstairs in St. Mark’s Church, Myddelton Square London EC1R 1XX. (Just a short walk from Angel tube station). The exhibition … Continue reading

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A Portrait of Charlie

This portrait of Charlie began last summer following his retirement as Head of Putney School of Art & Design. The painting continued through to the autumn, having eight sittings in total. Last year I set out to paint a few … Continue reading

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Portrait Auction

Earlier in the year I offered a small number of portrait sittings to raise money for the British Red Cross following the Grenfell Tower tragedy. This is the resulting portrait that I painted during the early part of September following … Continue reading

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A Portrait in Progress – Alan

Two sittings in… oil on linen 40 x 50cm

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A Portrait of the Artist

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A Portrait of Adrian

‘Adrian’ 2017 oil on linen 24 x 34 inches

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Playing in the Gallery: A Weekend of Drawing & Music

I was thrilled when earlier in the year I was asked by the Royal Academy to teach a course on drawing musicians in it’s beautiful historic life room. Drawing and painting musicians in rehearsal has been a subject which has … Continue reading

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Richard in the Studio

‘Richard in the Studio’ 2016 oil on linen 60 x 66cm

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The Quartet – A work in progress

  For a number of months now I have been working on a large-scale painting of a string quartet, piecing together information collected during rehearsal in the form of drawings and oil studies of both the individual players and of … Continue reading

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‘Naomi’

‘Naomi’ 2016 oil on linen 71 x 71cm

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